When Parenting Gets Hard Pray

Let’s face it. Motherhood is tough. Oftentimes I feel weak and worn out; mentally and physically. I’m sure other moms and dads feel the same way. I frequently turn to the Lord in prayer. I pray for patience, strength and guidance.

Today,  I came across 7 Quick Prayers of Encouragement published by iMoms. These are great prayers and remember, “when life gets too hard to stand kneel.”

7 Quick Prayers of Encouragement


Egg-cellent Easter Egg Fillers

Easter has totally crept up on me! Yesterday, I was scurrying around preparing for Tallen and Trace’s Easter egg hunt at daycare. I had the challenge of filling their eggs with “non-candy” items. I have to admit, I was a little stumped, but welcomed the idea. (We still have a lingering bowl of Valentine’s Day candy.) After a few ideas, I opted for spring themed stickers.

If I wasn’t such a procrastinator, I may have used some of these other items for my “egg-fillers.” Check them out!

Clockwise from left to right: EOS lip balm, coins, mini party bubbles, mini nail polish, and money.


Charming Easter Fashion for Mom

When I think of Easter, I always think back to my childhood and my family traveling to Burlington Coat Factory to shop for our Easter attire. I loved dressing up in my floral dresses, Easter bonnets and patent leather shoes. And I especially loved when I deviated from my day to day “braids” and wore my hair down! You couldn’t tell me NOTHING!

A lot has changed over the years. I’m not rocking Easter bonnets or patent leather shoes, but, I love a nice occasion dress.

Below are my Easter picks.

Coral Lace Skater Dress
Lush Lace Skater Dress; Nordstrom Rack $28.97
Floral Dress Barn Dress
Dress Barn Floral Sheath Dress; $39.50
Midi NYC Dress
NY&Co Midi Scuba Dress – Floral; $29.00
Rachel Roy
RACHEL Rachel Roy Pleated Cross Back Midi Dress; Macys $159
Cut from the Cloth
Kut From the Kloth V-Neck Date Dress; TJ Maxx $24.99

Green With Envy Statement Pieces


I absolutely love the color green! Green cardigans, green peacoats, green tanks. You name it, I have it. St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. While I won’t be partying it up on the streets of Pittsburgh,  I will be wearing green – not that I ever need an excuse!

Below are some of my favorite fashion picks.



Ballet Flats: Pair these bright colored flats with jeggings or skinny jeans.

Necklace: Accessorize a classic white collar shirt with a bright, bold necklace.

Shirt Dress: Shirt dresses never go out of style. Pick one up in army green and pair it with ankle boots.

A-Line Skirt: A-Line skirts are very figure flattering. Style with a classic black pump.

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Spring Ahead

Don’t forget to spring ahead. Daylight Savings Time 2016 begins at 2:00 a.m. March 13, 2016. It’s also a good time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors.